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Mar 30, 2014 4:04 PM by Press Release

Impairment and No Seatbelt Use Contribute to Single Vehicle Fatal Crash

Saturday afternoon around 4, Louisiana State Police Troop L responded to a single vehicle crash on LA 40 west of LA 437 in St. Tammany Parish. Investigators discovered 52 year old Woodruff Camus III, failed to negotiate a left hand curve, swerved left and over corrected causing the vehicle to travel off the roadway. The vehicle, a 1997 Chevrolet Lumina, struck a guard rail, several trees and stopped in a creek bed.

Camus was not wearing a seatbealt, sustained serious injuries and was pronounced dead at a local St. Tammany hospital. Perliminary investigation suspect alcohol may have been a factor. A blood sample was collected, and sent to be tested. The cause of the crash is under investigation.


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Troopers remind motorists that impairment and lack of seatbelt use continues to be a leading factor in serious injury and fatal crashes. A person's ability to make good decisions are diminished as alcohol is absorbed in the body. This can began after consuming just one drink. Troopers continue to urge motorists to remain vigilant while on area roadways, always buckle up, never drive impaired, and always have a plan to ensure an outing without drinking and driving.

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